We offer a Variety of Women’s Workshops,Classes and Special Retreats.
Each of these women’s retreats is unique. They all focus on feminine health, vitality and happiness. Some include and specialize in sexual restoration, others focus more on meditation and health exercises.
Feminine Spring – Sexual Restoration for Her, Retreat Kauai Hawaii May 9-16 2013
. Goddess Way – A Series of Four – 3 Hour Evening Workshops.The Jade Maiden – A 3 Day Sexual Rejuvenation Retreat for Her.Yin Way – On-going Women’s Qigong and Tigress Restoration Healing Classes in Phoenix
(Dec 02 2013 - Nov 30 2015, Phoenix, Arizona - also: (Limited availability live via Skype) )
Mondays Phoenix, 6-8:30 pm
Ongoing Women’s Sexual Restoration Classes Phoenix
Yin Way Breast Exercises, Women’s Qi Gong Exercises,White Tigress Healing Exercises Strengthening the Ovarian Palace, Strengthening the Vagina, Women’s Empowerment.
Note: This class is a health rejuvenation class. It is not sexual. It Includes Solo Breast Exercises, Exercises to strengthen the Whole Body, Mind and Spirit. It includes Taoist Chants and Meditation.It is inspired by my teacher Angela Yan, White Tigress Healing Exercises and other Qi Gong teachers Shyena and I have studied with for over 20 years.
This class has been held for over three years. It is a lovely group of women.
To fond out more please contact Shyena Venice: email@example.com
is a rejuvenation and health class in Phoenix, Arizona. It consists of a unique blend of “Qigong” exercises, meditations, and a variety of practices designed especially for women who wish to increase their vitality and health.
What is Qigong?
(First of all, it is pronounced: Chi-Gong.) Similar to yoga in that it includes coordinating your breath, body, mind and spirit, Qigong practices are simple, easy-to do (yet very powerful) movements. The movements of your body, mind and breath primarily circulate your blood and energy.
What Makes Yin Way so Unique?
It is called Yin Way because the class is about doing things the “yin” or feminine way.
This means learning to increase your energy and improve your health in an intelligent, nourishing and thus Feminine Way.
The Yin Way method is powerfully gentle.
The results women talk about are powerful (such as): increased vitality , heat and health in your core,better moods, decreased menstruation issues, including less cramping, bloating etc., stronger connection to your cycles (if you no longer menstruate), stronger libido, less stress and more smiles, everything is done in a gentle, nourishing way. In fact, we share tea together after wards.
But there is MORE that makes Yin Way a special Course for Women
We also focus on Breast Health, Ovarian Health and Vaginal Strength.
The class includes Taoist teachings and practices using the Jade Egg (sold in our store) to increase vaginal (Jade Gate) strength and sensitivity.
p.s. As interest in this course increases, we will add the technology for you to practice in your own home. We will study and practice together with women from all over the world who share similar passion about heath, youthfulness, beauty and compassion.
MORE on The YIN WAY
Part One (Part Two coming soon)
Why are Gentleness, Softness,Tranquility and Rest so important when it comes to restoring your health and vitality?
Think of it this way: when you go to a typical ‘workout’ what’s the vibe? Usually, the space is teeming with action and packed with people pressing to meet goals, pushing limits, counting, pumping, sweating and ‘working’ out.
Plus, to take your mind off this pressing, pushing, and all the resistance to more ‘work’, exercisers often blast something in their ears, listen to books on tape or read magazines to distract their minds from the whole process.
I know, what that’s like. It can actually be fun to zone out this way, and certainly, you can build abs, lose weight, add muscles or whatever you put your mind to. There’s no question it ‘works’.
The Western Way
It’s the Western Way. In order to relax while striving to meet a goal, get into that dress by Christmas or lose those extra pounds after Thanksgiving, you have to put your mind to it and strive away. Convinced we are progressing, succeeding and improving, we feel good when we are in pain and stress. It seems as if there’s No pain- no gain/ no stress no test.
As Westerners, we love this, we really do. It makes us feel like we are working, being a good productive, non-lazy person. And like I said, there’s plenty of evidence to show the method of stress, goal, strive, perspire, achieve and start again does work. (are you getting pumped just reading this?)
So, while, the (let’s call this the Yang- or Masculine Way- where linear thinking, action, achieving and really hard work produces results, what if there were a different, more relaxed and balanced way to coast towards your desires that didn’t leave you needing a vacation from your free time?
Actually, most well thought out exercise programs bring a bit of Yin and Yang into the mix. Even the US Army is adding meditation and yoga into their basic recruit training. While Japanese Shogun have known for centuries that things like Yin neditation strengthen Yang Sword weilding, the idea of bringing stillness, silence, tranquility and rest into a warriors practice is relatively new to the Western mind.
A Yin Course however is quite different. Yes, there’s plenty of challenge, action and some things to get the blood flowing. It’s just that every exercise includes calming your mind while moving, rather than distracting yourself.
It also includes still stances (that are not exactly easy) as well as movements that cause you to feel the subtleness of your hips, and get you to consider (and move) the inside of your body- including your liver, spleen, lungs heart, kidneys and adrenals.
Rather than developing your external focus, Qigong causes you to naturally feel your internal feelings, mostly by teaching you how to gently use your breath, body and together to develop happiness, harmony and health in your daily life.
The Q has begun a whole new level of healing and transformation for me. All that I thought I knew about myself is gone and I need to figure out my new boundaries. I know I will feel stronger overall and relate to others in a completely different way…Breaking through many preconceptions and boundaries. I knew it would happen, but was still stunned by how much it did. The staff were fun, engaging–did a wonderful job of making each of us feel loved, welcomed and safe to push our limits. –T. Ray, Corporate Executive
I learned so much but more than the knowledge, I felt alive, awake, confused, excited, present, sad, a deeper knowing of myself and a deeper acceptance of my journey. This is a healing journey, but it was also fun. It wasn’t about effort, work or trying/struggling, it was about opening up and experiencing the strength in my vulnerability, allowing myself to get naked and being seen and accepted and loved. Thank you so much for the safe space allowing me to blossom and to flower and feel the thrill in my opening and watching others open up too. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your commitment, dedication and passion is pouring out of each of you. Your knowledge is powerful, but your love and care fills me.
As intimidating as it was for me to come with my partner, the fun we had, the things we learned about ourselves and each other are beyond expectation. Maybe we can be together another 30 years? –Skip
This was one of the most profound and life changing workshops I have ever attended. It is so refreshing to have plain talk and instruction on the subject of sex and sensual relations. This teaching and practice will change all my relationships from this point forward. I feel like I have been given a special tool kit to help me on my growing path. –James, Aerospace Engineer
Beautiful people! Why didn’t I know about this sooner!!! Thank you for being so compassionate!! I really felt like I could be myself around all of you! You made me smile, laugh, and cry! It was so emotional and worth it! Exciting! You are all AMAZING people and inspire me to truly, truly live life to the fullest and to stop worrying and to live in the moment and to just let it happen! –Kathy, Teaching Aide
Thank you for being authentic, empathetic, professional, loving, present, sensitive and non-shaming. So much love. Thank you. Deeelish food. Thank you. Care to know our names. Thank you. Respect for us a monogamous couple. Thank you. Loved the gratitude with gifts. Thank you. Wonderful attentiveness to food. Thank you. Unexpected diversity of ages, experiences, ideas, directions, sexuality. Perrrfecto!! –Mary, Yoga Studio Owner/Teacher
If you are ready for your life to accelerate leaps and bounds, just do the Q1. Just do it. Before ever considering getting truly committed, my partner will have to do Q1. It seems to be the only way 2 people can actually understand what the other one is saying. This is the first time I have truly fallen in love with myself.
This is my second Q1 and like my first Q, it was an amazing and emotionally enlightening event in my life. Having a large, peaceful space makes the Q more fun and more accessible, because I do not live in the area. The teachings are excellent and the information you are sharing is so valuable and necessary. The exercises are excellent and really help open everyone to be more accepting and willing to push themselves through their walls. I recommend the Q for everyone. I personally believe that PG-13 and R versions should be taught in high school and college. I believe our government leaders should practice the Q and make decisions based on Q teachings. Overall the four days spent here have completely opened my mind, body and spirit. The connections I’ve made, the teachings I’ve accepted and the exercises I’ve practiced will have a profound impact on my life. –Pony Warrior, Computer Systems Engineer
It was so nice to learn about how to be a Shakti Queen! What a safe, nurturing space to feel open to so many teachings that will benefit us for life. So many things I have never heard of- the breast exercises for balancing hormones and firming. How to be more balanced in our energies, and increase longevity. How to connect with a man’s heart more fully. Mostly, seeing the depths of myself more and connecting with sisters and sharing. Thank you!Thank you! Amara! Julie
I love your healing humor, amazing insights & funny stories to back them up. I love the teachings from all the different traditions; it felt rich. I love all the ceremonies & physical exercises. I love the way you clearly see & receive people’s energy & can offer them (me) the prefect guidance! Most valuable! Namaste. Many, many Thanks Stacey
As a Shakti Queen I feel valued and appreciated as a woman. I learned what I need to manifest at this point in my life. I learned many exercises that will help me focus more on myself. As a young woman, I always worry about how people view me, who my next partner will be, and mending broken relationships. I realized that all these things will happen when they are supposed to. All these women in the workshop I have felt some sort of connection with and see them as wise women. I have felt my magnetic power and feel refreshed and renewed after this weekend. Thank you so much Amara! Being in your presence always brings beauty within the room. All my love, Macon
I have tremendous, beautiful sustained orgasms. Coming to Shakti Queen workshops is my therapy. Working on myself with other women helps me create the life I want to live. The community and camaraderie within this sacred space allows me to grow and learn in one weekend more than I could ever imagine possible. The self-care, exercises and mantras have become critical to my preservation. I have loved getting to know you and the other women. Thank you for your teachings, love and patience. Much love and respect, Erika.
Starting with drawing a card was profound beginning. I got so much out of my card and insight I’m going to paint a picture of it and other paintings too that honor the feminine, for my own therapy and development. I got so much more out of the course this year because of my own readiness to be more committed. My humility is better also to realize I needed to change and no longer subscribe to ‘self sufficiency’- (a lifetime mode of operation). I have opened my mind to initiate again sexual relations and explore my sexuality with men again. I am going home inspired and deeply wanting to embrace a practice- be consistent- I get it! This time.You have really given me what I needed to hear again and I have changed my trajectory. Thank you great teacher for reshaping my thinking and inspiring me. I love you. Zan.
Amara is a gentle and grounded woman who has clear definitions that are expressed in a loving way. She helped me realize “my manifestation,” or what I need to realize and attain in my life. She not only teaches sexual practices, but also how to find your authentic voice as a woman. She helped me reawaken my sexuality, which (though once strong) had been lying dormant for a long time. She also showed how sexuality is connected to your chakras and your spiritual self. She has a delightful and sometimes irreverent sense of humor. Margaret Growling Panther
The best process I have experienced to integrate, ground yourself, and move forward feeling positive and whole. US Army Officer and Iraqi War Vet. Staff is awesome. Thank You! Mike
The Q1 experience was awesome. It was a safe space to learn so much about my own “sensuousity”! My life really is changed from the experience. I just didn’t know what I didn’t know. My sexual self was hungry and though I am in a 27 year marriage to the man I love, I wanted more. My husband and I came together. Our sex life has reached greater heights than I ever expected. This program made it all possible! The staff is awesome!
Amara—engaging, smart, sass, sexy, gifted teacher
All the other support staff have been so warm and helpful and keep us safe and worry free. –M
This has been very moving. I got to address real life stuff while really living. You showed me how to deal with powerful feeling when it comes up. I can’t really say how much that meant to me. So deep. And the teaching in this 3rd Q experience for me was even deeper. I wanna do more and see more of the power within—flowing within and without—
I first resisted attending this workshop. But Great Spirit has a way of inviting which persisted and prevailed. Obviously I had experiences which needed to occur. What a blessing I received. The love bonding was fantastic. The knowledge gained was outstanding and very timely to my spiritual growth. I will certainly recommend this to anyone seeking spiritual truth. It truly was a beautiful experience and one I will always treasure. –Alan
The Q1 has been a wonderful experience for me, given me the opportunity to heal much and find the courage to come back to the world with a different attitude, open and ready to start my journey as a new person, totally and fully present in every aspect of my life. ??
Q1 was amazing. It safely and incrementally led me to a place that I wanted to go….A place that I didn’t know that I wanted to go, or maybe I really did know deep down but kept that desire pushed down. The facilitators created a safe container that allowed me to feel comfortable taking the next step, and the next step, and the next . . . .!!!!! I can’t believe that I stripped down and stood in front of a room full of women (and men) and described my cock!! I have a new sense of self love and fulfillment that will change my life forever. –TF
Amara – I love your energy, excitement, passion, and deep understanding of the principles. I love your ability to teach in a way that connected with me.
My Q1 experience has been outstanding! The love and tenderness with which the beautiful staff has guided us through very sensitive times were just amazing. Thank you. Thank you. My relationship with my by sody, my7 sexuality and Great Spirit will never be the same again. I look forward to the many moments of vibrational joy of being a spirit I will be experiencing when I return to my daily routine. Thank you. –Pedja
Taught me to listen and take my time with the opposite sex and wait for approval to proceed. Let me feel that the ladies need to feel they are safe and know that their rules are being followed completely so that trust is developed. J. Niga Ellis
Q1 was a pleasure. Content and presentation was clear and useful, logistics and support were impeccable, and the training was memorable and easily executed in our daily lives. PS In a few weeks, I think I’ll be telling people that this changed my life. –Mark Richards
I loved it, it was very challenging for me, but I go to home with new tools for play and be myself, looking for happiness and self-acceptance. Loving myself more. Magic happened to me. Thanks. –Carmen Richards
One of the greatest opportunities for rapid self-growth of anything I have done. The integrity for the space the staff and trainers hold is beyond compare. –Bruce
Q1 is a mind blowing experience. I learned more in 4 days about sex and spirituality than I would have believed was possible. This teaching gives us a beginning path to use our sexual energy to get in touch with our spirit, our partner’s spirit and God spirit. At 70, it truly showed that you are never too old to seek and find new paths of learning. I found this Q1 reinforced some of the things I learned in my first Q1. I felt this presentation was lighter in nature and may have helped me better remember and put into practice the concepts presented. –Neal L., Retired Computer Scientist
A great introduction to understanding the power of sexuality and its relationship to spirituality in ordinary life.
Staff great, especially Manuela who worked silently and continuously throughout the 4 days. Environment somewhat sub-optional: too warm, uncomfortable seating and visibility, sessions somewhat long –H
A profound glimpse into the heart of the sacred union with all of life. –Karla
My experience at Quodoushka was fascinating and life changing. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Staff and teachers were so caring and made sure that everyone felt safe. Their honoring way of setting the space allowed me to have my experience. These are the kind of teachings we need for the children of our future that will be the ones to rule the world in future. Thank you to all the staff for being so beautiful, their time and dedication. –Carmen
I have been fortunate in my life. When deciding to study new energetic healing practices I have been lucky to study under excellent teachers. This continued to be true in Quodoushka. Amara and her staff are incredible. I can usually “smell the bullshit.” This training is definitely not. My fellow students were equally incredible. The growth here was amazing. –Dale Rishel, Medical Qigong Practitioner, Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor
The Quodoushka workshops and teachings have been hugely instrumental in my sexual healing and maturation as a woman. Also they have helped me to expand in my self confidence and how I walk in the world, with my relationships, and my career.
The Quodoushka teachings have great integrity and wisdom that left me feeling completely empowered in my sexual life, but more importantly in my sense of being a spiritual female. It was the staff’s care, sincerity and commitment to the participants, however that really impressed me. I will be back. –Aubrey, Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer
Qudoushka was definitely the most powerful growth experience I’ve ever had. It was a beautiful journey finding myself and improving my way of being. It opened me up for exploring my sexuality and gave me tools for extended growth in the future. Everything was wonderful. Keep doing the beautiful, powerful work. Thanks for the safe space to lead us on our journeys. –Ieva
This was an unbelievable experience that totally opened up my sexuality with myself and my partner. Amara, Mukee, Michael and Emily are inspirational teachers each with their own gifts. I felt so comfortable and fell in love with everyone! –Drea Pacot, Dancer/student
“Just Do It.” I just want to thank the entire staff so much for creating and holding such a safe container and modeling trust, vulnerability, intimacy and heart-centered joy—the qualities that I am cultivating. Everyone was simply impeccable. I’ll be back . . .Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
With love and passion and juiciness and healing and self-love, Julie K.
I experienced looking at a familiar act in a very different way. It was very powerful, enlightening, profound, and freeing. It presented information that seemed surprising common place, het utterly new. Teacher—Travis
Q1 is heart and body opening. Providing a safe, transformational and non-?? space of sexual and spiritual intimacy. –Sunil
Cliff On Touch for Two Evening
“ A warm, welcoming meetup. we both felt very comfortable in your home. Thank you so much. As you can imagine, we raced home to listen to your CD again and again over and over and over. Thanks for the charge and guidance. ”
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Touch for Two Live
“ I LOVE this event each and every time I participate in it. The authentic sharing, the safe space, the sensual poetic sound of Amara’s voice, the beautiful music created by Shyena, the opportunity to dance and play in the space with them and all the amazing, courageous people that show up for the experience. I treasure these events!!! Looking forward to the next one! ”
My Q1 experience has moved me into a place of deep reverence with my body. Words feel lacking to express the grace I feel. My body returns to innocence and gentleness. At the same time, I am opened to the amazing potential of the temple of God I have been gifted to reside in this lifetime, and the life forces that rest within. To receive this gift, of myself in this way, reaches beyond my beyond, and from my willingness to walk into my unknowingness. I didn’t know anything of the workshop, what would be taught, what we would do. I simply knew I needed to be there. I found a key “missing link” in my journey to wholeness, my need to fully embody my spiritual knowings through uniting with my body, including with the sacred sexual. Over the course of my journey, I have worked with many masterful teachers. Those who facilitated Q1 were among the very best I have encountered. They held a perfect space for awakening to the sexual self in the context of the sacred.
“I recommend this course for any human being who knows there is more to their lives than their traditional, western education. The Q1 Beautifully captures, conveys, and makes available to western ears what sages have said about sacred sexuality without being abstract or weird. Thank you for the gift of my true sacred sexual self”
What People Say About QUODOUSHKA TWO
Lee Stillitoe London, Engtland
“Q1 was without doubt the most amazing experience of my life. I found what I’d been searching for all my life. I discovered that there is real magic in the universe. I got as high as a kite in the space of 3 days and remained high (dropping exponentially) for months afterwards.
I was worried that in doing Q2 I wouldn’t get as high and would be disappointed with the experience. An element of that worry did come true – I didn’t get as high – but I got other things out of Q2. In Q1 I got too high, too soon – I went from being a zero, to seeing a glimpse of the face of God, in the space of 3 days! That obviously couldn’t last, because I had no foundation to hold it on – and without spiritual connections in the UK I fell miles and experienced the loneliest 1 ½ years of my life, and slipped back into negative, self destructive thought patterns.
Though Q2 didn’t get me so high it pulled me up to a calm, contented, appreciative level of being, but this time, with a firm foundation. I feel strong at my current level of enlightenment.
After Q1 I built an unimaginably magnificent, magical palace (with rotating crystal structure mapping the knowledge of the universe in nodes of brilliant light) on the sand. That palace collapsed into a black sea. Now I’ve built a beautiful modest temple, on a sacred rock, where I feel comfortable, strong and calm. I thank Sonia and all the teachers for providing the materials and helping me to build that temple.
Most of all I thank you for breaking down the wall that separated me from my beloved. I never used to be able to look into others’ eyes for more than a few seconds. Now I can not only hold eye contact, I can see god in the face. I can see light in a smile – where the face becomes just a symbol and what I actually see transcends the limited dimensions of space.”
Pamela Rosalynde Therapist/Coach/Facilitator
“A most highly valued experience – imperative for healthy (sexual) living. A wonderful arena for knowing myself so much more deeply and understanding others. The highly professional teachings and support create a safe, safe space for sexual exploration and life. Thankyou. I feel so blessed to have been here.”
Tanja Murphy Therapist, New Zealand (Chiropractor in UK)
“One of the very special things here is the safety – safety to be yourself in every sense of the word. I felt surrounded by love and felt I also contributed to this by feeling love for everyone.”
Terry Murphy Holistic Manipulative Therapist (Chiropractor in UK)
“Quodoushka 1 was the catalyst for profound changes in our relationship. Quodoushka 2 has helped us both to consolidate those changes and to give new teachings which will enable me to go deeper and deeper into being a sexual man. A number of barriers have moved during our time at Q2.”
Mike Beckingham, Consultant
“A fantastic way to look in the mirror! Extremely safe and transformative! Very ‘Powerful’! The wisdom takes my breath away!”
“It is the best course I have done in my life. It holds most of the answers to help a person find a truly balanced relationship in life.”
Glenys Pilmore NLP Practitioner
“Profound teachings in sacred space. When used in everyday life will assist in creating the life that I want.”
Michelle Graham, Teacher
“A very special and unique opportunity to learn new techniques to expand my awareness of my sexuality and to break through invisible barriers.”
John Stephenson Massage Trainer/Therapist
“I feel that these Quodoushka workshops are the most high-grade courses that I have participated in and that the facilitators of the Deer Tribe are World-Class for unsurpassed personal growth with definite healing potential and I strongly recommend them to anyone who has issues around their sexuality and the opposite sex in their lives.”
Peter Thomas Self-Employed Creative/Speaker, Quodoushka Sponsor Australia
“Big shift again. Q1 and Q2 two years ago started me on a journey into self from which there is no return… So Q1, 2 and 3 are on my list this year to speed me on my way.”
Helen Heatley Gilberd, Director International Advertisement China
“My journey in life is to live, love and be who I truly am, and Quodoushka 2 has been critical to me discovering what that is, through my genuine sense of self. Thankyou, I’m eternally grateful.”
“Q1 and Q2 are a necessity for anyone holding men’s or women’s circles, and is a foundation for understanding core human relations. Much love to you all.” Jared VeallSelf-employed“I found it really beneficial to move from the Q1 to Q2 with a majority of the same people, made coming together easier and also added to deepening the relationship with self through ‘informed’ feedback. Also, able to stay in energy space between workshops. This all enabled a ‘deep process’ in a safe and trusting environment to take place.”
Shauna Cotter Massage Therapist
“Very good for your heart and soul.”
Mal Ryan Engineer
“Each workshop I do takes me into a deeper place of magic and mystery where anything is possible. Life changing!” Heather Stewart Massage Therapist“Q1 broadened and shattered my sexual beliefs in a wonderfully fun, exotic weekend. To do Q2 one week later enabled me to take all that I had learnt and experienced into the workshop in its fullness and ‘rawness’ to explore and deepen the experience. The total experience has given me a total new direction… for love and life.”
Steve Wright Salesman
“Brilliant teachings, I wish I knew them 20 years ago. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who wishes to heal their sexuality. Once again I have gone to a deeper level of understanding of my sexuality and myself. ”